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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today by Derek  Taylor
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Jan 25, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: movies-people-true-stories, fact, music-and-art
Recommended for: Beatles fans and 60's children

In this book Taylor really emphasises the significance of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album - those of us that love the group/album hardly need covincing.

The title is an obvious take from the opening line from the album - what follows is wonderful.

We are taken on a modern pop history of the conception and production of a masterpiece... the author, after all, was The Beatles press manager. Taylor places the album firmly back in the 60's and describes the influeces upon it and those that it made to the cultural and political revolutions that were unfolding.

There have been many books written about this period of pop-culture, and I dare say there will be many more, but this one really seems to capture the feeling of possibilities and potential as it must have been felt.

Love The Beatles...Love the 60's... Love this book.

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